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What are some nondrug treatments for plantar fasciitis?

Christopher Chiodo, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
If you have plantar fasciitis or inflammation of the plantar fascia, it may help to do gentle stretching exercises to restore suppleness. You can also try purchasing over-the-counter cushion inserts and wearing supportive low-heeled shoes to ease the pressure on your heels. If you continue to experience discomfort after six to eight weeks, consult a foot care specialist, who may recommend further stretching exercises, physical therapy, or night splints.

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